Double Degree Programme

BSc in Computer Science and BSc in Computational Finance & Financial Technology (JS1221)

BSc in Computer Science and BSc in Computational Finance & Financial Technology (JS1221)



Leveraging Technology in Finance to Transform and Go Beyond

Jointly offered by the Department of Computer Science and the College of Business, the programme aims to educate a new generation of professionals with a unique combination of expertise from the important areas of computer science, computational finance, and financial technology. Finance is one of the pillars supporting the economy of Hong Kong, and the use of computational technologies has become pervasive in different business sectors. With recent significant advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technologies and their increasing applications in every aspect of the financial industry, the new programme, which comprises a broad set of courses from the Department of Computer Science and College of Business, will train students with a distinctive and interdisciplinary blend of knowledge across the complete spectrum of computer science/computational finance/financial technology areas, from AI, big data analytics, derivatives pricing, financial econometrics, portfolio management to software engineering.


Career Prospects

The interdisciplinary nature of the programme allows students to enter traditional financial careers, and simultaneously equip students with finance domain knowledge and technology background for opportunities in the emerging fintech industry. Employment opportunities available for graduates include:

  • Quantitative/Finance/Business Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Specialist
  • Data Scientist
  • Risk & Compliance Specialist
  • Blockchain Developer

After a few years in the field, graduates can take up a specialist role in any one of the above careers or switch among them. Management role, product/service director and entrepreneurship are advanced available options.

Entrance Requirements

Subject Minimum Level Required
English Language Level 3
Chinese Language Level 3
Mathematics Level 4
Citizenship and Social Development Attained
Elective 1^ Level 3 in one elective subject from:
Biology / Chemistry / Information and Communication Technology / M1 / M2 / Physics
Elective 2^ Level 3 in any elective subjects


  1. Unspecified elective subjects may include "other languages" at grade E or above.
  2. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.
  3. Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects.

Programme Information at a Glance

JUPAS Catalogue No. JS1221 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Computational Finance and Financial Technology
Mode of Study Full-time
Intake Quota 10
Minimum No. of Credits Required 150
Normal Duration of Programme 5 years
Tuition Fee Year 1 -4: Government-funded
Year 5: Self-financed
Major Leader Prof LEUNG, Howard
BEng McGill, MSc PhD Carnegie Mellon
Admissions Tutor Prof LAM, K Y
Enquiries +852 3442 8580 (Phone)

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